Uyo Model Search (UMS) has been re-positioned as the Akwa Ibom State audition for the White Ribbon Supermodel (WRS) contest that will premiere nationally in August 2014.

However, the model talent search competition still retains its objective of promoting the global campaign against Women Abuse; especially Rape and Domestic Violence.

This year, Uyo Model Search will be produced with technical collaboration with the Top Model Gulf of Guinea and National Fashion Chamber of Bulgaria.

15 Successful applicants will be selected to participate in the Uyo Model Search competition, which will include a 4 (four) day model boot camp.
The finalist will appear in a live fashion spectacular from which the winner will be selected. The top 3 (three) girls from the competition will automatically qualify for the Top Model Gulf of Guinea, slated for February 2012.
Both the UMS and WRS are geared towards affecting the lives Nigerian girls for the better, by taking the most talented and most able on a journey that will radically improve not only their own life prospects, but their ability to act as forces of positive change within their own community through the Wear Your White Ribbon project that will be effected by the winners of these competitions.

Uyo Model Search will be held in the city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State – Nigeria, and is open to Akwa Ibom girls only. Other parameters for eligibility for the competition are outlined at
Judges for this year’s edition of the search include, Ngozi Constance Ayiam, CEO Top Model Gulf of Guinea, Feron Felix Aaron, Creative Director Feron Nigeria, Albert Baruch, Chairman Bulgarian Fashion Photographers Association and Chike Mordi, Creative Director Zhalima Grazioni.
Ubong Ekanem, Creative Director of Kardynal Kommunikationz told newsmen in Uyo, that while other auditions for the White Ribbon Supermodel will be held in Enugu, Lagos and Abuja next year, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd runners-up from the second edition of Top Model Gulf of Guinea competition will have automatic entry to the White Ribbon Supermodel contest.
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